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If you find yourself getting distracted at work, then this post is for you. It offers tips and insights to help you stay focused to get more done.
Naturally, distractions put you behind and forces you to play catch-up and when you’re behind, you can easily get overwhelmed and anxious. When you’re focused and on track, you’ll be more productive and have more time during your day to complete all your work.
Many distractions are beyond your control, for example:
- Your boss asks for something unrelated to what you’re working on
- Phone calls
- Co-workers asking questions
- Discussions in the office
- Office gossip
- Noise in the office
For the issues mentioned above, there are few things you can do. For example, with many people asking for something while you’re working, set priorities. If someone needs something that isn’t urgent, you can jot it down and tell them you’ll get to it as soon as possible.
You can check emails every half hour, or if you use Microsoft Outlook, and receive notifications then only open emails that are urgent.
As for discussions taking place in the office, unless they are related to you or your job, then avoid them and keep doing what you’re doing so you don’t get distracted.